Set for Sunday, April 14, Aid for AIDS of Nevada’s annual AIDS Walk Las Vegas is one of our city’s longest-standing annual charity events, allowing locals to give back while getting heart healthy. This year’s event will feature an all-star lineup of local celebrities, entertainers, and media figures, with Rio headliners Penn & Teller serving as grand marshals.
AFAN is the oldest and largest HIV/AIDS assistance organization in the state, providing program funding to help those in Southern Nevada affected with the disease. The Walk is the non-profit’s biggest annual fundraising event, and this year, for the first time ever, proceeds will also benefit other similar organizations. Registration is free whether you walk alone or with a team, but an encouraged $50 minimum donation gets you an official AIDS Walk T-shirt.
The walk begins at UNLV at 8 a.m., and entertainment is a major part of the kick off. Cast members from Rock of Ages, Absinthe, Fantasy, Thunder From Down Under, and more will be on hand for a special performance. Jaymes Vaughan and James Davis, stars of the local Chippendales troupe, and Amazing Race runners will host the festivities.
Now in its 23rd year, the AIDS Walk also features dedicated product and display booths by sponsors and local businesses. Plenty of food trucks will be parked at the UNLV campus after the walk, with 10 percent of sales going back to AFAN.